My new toy

By Shamus
on Sep 7, 2006
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Nerd Culture

Comic Book Creator is a lot of fun. In fact, it’s responsible for the total lack of posting here on Monday. It’s a handy tool for making making comic pages, arranging images, adding text bubbles, and so on.

Back when I was writing The Lemon I found that making comics was my favorite part of the site. At the bottom of this post is a comic I did back in 2003. I had a blast with it, but making comics using Paint Shop or Photoshop is a major pain in the butt. The comic below took me the better part of a day to put together. I think it would be a one or two hour job using CBC.

I enjoy making these little comics, although my desire to make them exceeds my ability to fill them with interesting content.

Oh yeah, the comic is huge so I’m not going to put it on the front page. Read on to see the whole thing:

The Lemon, James Lileks, Bush, Crocodile, Glen Reynolds, Bill Whittle

Three years later this thing looks pretty dated, news-wise. Still, a few of the ideas are still relevant.

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4Four comments. Fantastic.

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  1. BeckoningChasm says:

    “my desire to make them exceeds my ability to fill them with interesting content.”

    Damn, story of my life. I want that for my epitaph.

  2. MOM says:

    Three years later it is dicovered that the intelligence was all wrong, that it was a stringray navy force that was the danger. Too late!

  3. Shamus says:

    Wow. Steve Irwin, the “amphibian expert” in the joke above, died Sept 4, three days before I posted this. He was diving and a stingray stung him in the chest as he swam by. Sort of takes the humor out of the thing. Stingray are not usually fatal. Irwin is only the 17th person known to have died from a stingray. (I guess it’s only fatal if you’re hit near the heart, where the poison will induce cardiac arrest.)

  4. KelThuzad0398 says:

    The top right of the comic is conflicting with the layout of the site.

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